RAHMAN'S CHAMBERS, Barristers & Advocates || A leading law firm of Bangladesh
Who We Are
Rahman’s Chambers is a full service & one of the largest law firm in Bangladesh serving from six locations nationwide. It is one of the leading law firms in Bangladesh. Its different departments are consistently top ranked/ranked by Leading Legal Directories. The firm was founded by Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman, Barrister-at-Law and Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2006 following his nearly 100 year family tradition that dates back to 1920s. It is a well organised law firm composed of several teams and departments comprising both highly experienced senior lawyers and talented, disciplined junior lawyers and adequately experienced and skilled support staff. With 31 practice areas & 17 lawyers organised under 9 departments, 13 senior and junior support staff serving from six branches located across three Divisions in Bangladesh, it is the most nationally diversified legal service provider in Bangladesh. It has an International division composed of lawyers specialised in cross border and international works providing premium solutions to international clients. The Chambers have a compliant HR policy and policy on gender diversity in the workplace. It has a rich library with a mixture of print and online resources while most major local and international law reports are in original print format.
Main practice areas of the firm include Admiralty, Maritime and Ship Arrest, Arbitration, Mediation and ADRs, Aviation Matters, Banking, Finance & Investment, Capital Market, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Transactions, International Trade, Construction & Engineering, Foreign Investment and Business Set-Up, Fraud and White collar litigation, Global Investment & Business Visa, Intellectual Property Matters, Judicial Review of Administrative Action, Labour, Service tribunals & related matters, M & A, Corporate matters and Litigation, Marine Insurance, Power, Energy and Infrastructure projects, Procurement, Bidding & Government Contracts, Shipbuilding and Ship breaking matters, Real Estate and Property Matters, VAT, Tax and Customs Matters etc.
Rahman’s Chambers has an outstanding reputation for delivering premium solutions which are economic in commercial terms. The same is made possible by utilizing its resources i.e. experienced, specialised and highly educated senior lawyers, talented junior lawyers graduated from top law schools, excellent operational model, prestigious and valuable print and online law report and journal, strong network and geographical locations etc. The firm has been consistently ranked by world’s leading and highly reputed global directory Chambers and Partners in its Chambers Global guide for its international capability & Chambers Asia Pacific guide for its local and regional works. The Chambers is also recommended by its own clients and different persons and its achievements are also well documented. The Chambers’ strategy can be defined as being the pursuit of excellence and innovation while it takes sufficient account of the fact that this excellence can not be achieved overnight.
Over last 14 years, the Chambers has served more than 150 clients which includes multinationals, such as Ralph Lauren, Philips Lighting, Samsung Engineering, Uniqlo, group of companies e.g. Anwar Group, local businesses e.g. Unitex LP Gas Limited, foreign investments e.g Gildan, joint venture e.g. Grameen Danone Foods Limited, overseas clients e.g. Vector Aerospace, London P & I Club and numerous high net worth individuals. We have also worked with a number of international law firms involving our mutual clients such as HFW, Fleet Hamburg, King & Wood Mallesons, Akin Gump Strauss LLP, Jincheng Tongda & Neal (JT&N), Dua Associates, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Kim & Chang, Nishimura & Asahi etc.
News & Events
Chambers and Partners, Global & Asia Pacific, 2023 Rankings of Rahman’s Chambers (a) Shipping Department (covering commercial works) again ranked under the Spotlight table for six consecutive years; (b) Corporate and Finance Department (covering investment works) ranked for three consecutive years (c) Dispute Resolution department ranked under band three for the second time. (d) Construction ( Projects & Energy) Department ranked under band three for the first time.
On the occasion of our annual family day our offices will remain closed on the 24th of December, 2022.
Our Reported Cases
Our Recent Works
We have recently completed advising a reputed Real Estate Developer in a number of complex transactions…
“Rahman’s Chambers provided excellent teamwork, questions were answered promptly, we received information and explanations about the local jurisdiction which is quite different than the German. We were impressed with the expertise and knowledge of Mr. Mohammed Forrukh Rahman in particular with international arbitration on maritime matters.”
“Rahman’s Chambers is a hands on firm, which has a pretty good understanding of the legal and business environment in Bangladesh, I will qualify them, as a committed and dedicated group of lawyers, which operates their Chamber with high level of integrity, and with a devoted attitude to customer service.”
“Mr. Forrukh Rahman, Barrister, is diligent and sincere in his works. He can be relied upon for carrying out works of civil / commercial nature. His association with the Ministry of power has exposed him to issues pertaining to power projects and general corporate laws.
"Specialist shipping practice covering the full scope of maritime issues including ship arrests, marine insurance, bills of lading and admiralty... shipbuilding matters, as well as ownership disputes, mortgage claims and cargo damage claims."
-Chambers and Partners GLOBAL, 2020
Mr . Shamsuddin Ahmed awarded by Bangladesh Bar Council for completion of 50 years of practice life in 2003.
-Life time achievement award
"...Additionally has a recognised practice in such areas as business formation, M&A and employment matters, alongside energy, infrastructure and real estate matters..."
-Chambers and Partners ASIA-PACIFIC, 2022
News And Events
Execution of Subscription Agreement for Preference Shares
Mr. Rahman with Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Grameen Danone Foods Limited, a social business company being a joint venture between Grameen entities and Danone entities of world-famous Danone group have executed a Preference Share Subscription Agreement
Hybrid Seminar on Disputes Involving Charterparty in Bangladesh
Rahman’s Chambers is pleased to invite you to our upcoming Seminar on the 12th of December, 2022 (Monday), from 3.30 PM to 5:00 PM, to be conducted both online and with physical attendance, from Rahman’s Chambers, Chattogram Office, 7th Floor, Al Madina Tower, 88/89, Agrabad C/A, Chattogram -4100, Bangladesh.
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13 YEARS ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL DINNER, DECEMBER 07, 2019
The Chambers held its 13 years Anniversary Annual Dinner on December 07, 2019, Saturday at 7:00 PM. At Grand Zizzi Hall (Level-2), Platinum Grand, 52, Road-11, Block-F, Banani, Dhaka-1213. Dr. M. Fouzul Kabir Khan, Ex-Secretary, Power Division & Founder CEO, IDCOL was the guest of honor in the event and delivered Speech on “Power, Energy & Infrastructure projects of Bangladesh.” By Dr. M. Fouzul Kabir Khan